In 1984, Joe Perry and Brad Whitford rejoined Aerosmith. Aerosmith recorded the album Done with Mirrors in 1985. Lead singer Steven Tyler and the other band members were quite impressed with Perry's "Let the Music Do the Talking" and decided to include it on the album. The song was re-recorded by Aerosmith with new lyrics sung by Steven Tyler, and the running time was reduced by about a minute. The song was issued as a single shortly after the album's release. It became the album's most successful single, peaking at #18 on the Mainstream Rock Tracks chart.
A music video for the Aerosmith version of the song was created in 1985, featuring the band performing live at the Orpheum Theatre in Boston while being filmed illegally by a few teenage fans. The venue's white shirted security guards that appear in the video were actually bouncers recruited earlier in the evening from Boston's now defunct Channel nightclub. The video was directed by Jerry Kramer.